From a townhouse, this room is gorgeous to begin with, and then those throw pillows are so much fun. I love that they're not all matching but they look great together.
A room of neutrals like this one can easily get washed away. I love the soft colors in this room though and the twisted legged coffee table is a beautiful antique. Also, if you read this blog you know how much I hate leaning objects on the mantle but I can't help but love Michael Smith's arrangement there.
Libraries are one of my favorite rooms in the house (yeah, I like books, not just blogs). I wish I had a huge library like this one--with that ladder and those sconces above the bookshelves.
One of the most impressive things about Smith is his sophisticated use of antiques. Clearly he knows antiques--he's designed many historical houses like this one in Millbrook, NY.
Always with a beautiful bouquet in nearly every room! This bathroom is impressive to say the least with the wide wainscoting, linen roman shade, free standing tub (someday Alicia B., someday) and the round mirror.
Michael (first name basis) also designs furniture for Jasper, this Mansour Modern carpet above, and his own line of fabrics.
No matter what your political sway, I think everyone will be excited to see what Michael Smith will do with the White House. He is extremely knowledgeable about historical design, but will bring a new sort of edge I think to the White House. He is elegant, traditional, fun, and still modern. How does everyone else feel? Also, since my birthday is coming up (in July) you might want to get me his book that I've wanted for a very long time, Michael S Smith: Elements of Style. Or you could just buy it for yourself as it is amazing.